mixing / mastering

Plugins

  • Antares Auto Tune
  • Audio Ease Altiverb 7
  • Bluecat Patchwork and FreqAnalist
  • Celemony Melodyne 4
  • Fabfilter complete bundle
  • HOFA IQ bundle, CD burn, DDP
  • IK Multimedia Stealth Limiter
  • Izotope Ozone 5, RX 5
  • Kazrog LLC KClip
  • Metric Halo MH channelstrip
  • NUGEN MasterCheck
  • Plugin Alliance-Brainworx bx_digital V2, bx_saturator V2
  • Protools Digidesign/AIR/Professional included stock plugins
  • Schwa CMX
  • Slate Digital F-GX, Trigger 1 and 2, VCC, VBC
  • Softube - Tube-Tech Bundle
  • Sound Radix Drum Leveler
  • Soundtoys 5 complete bundle
  • Steinberg included stock plugins
  • Stillwell 1973, Rocket, Bombardier, Event Horizon, Bad Buss Mojo
  • Wave Machine Labs Drumagog 4 en 5
  • Waves 9 Platinum Bundle
  • Waves SSL, API, CLA, IR, Tune (real time) and moreā€¦
  • XLN - Addictive Trigger

Monitoring

  • K&H O300 Near- Midfield Monitors
  • Neumann KH805 Subwoofer
  • Yamaha NS-10M Studio Nearfield Monitors
  • 1x Beyer Dynamic DT770m
  • 2x Beyer Dynamic DT770 pro
  • Sennheisser HD280 (2x)

Technical

  • After the recordings are completed, a basic mix will be produced. This is a technical matter where all parts of the mix will be treated to allow for the best possible result. Adjustments of the frequency spectrum (EQ), the dynamic range (compression) and the panorama (left-right) of individual tracks will be made. The reverbs necessary for the overall sound will also be used. Every song will be mixed down to a high quality stereo audio file.
  • After completing a mix down per song, the settings for mastering are determined. The sound is being treated in a special application to achieve a certain loudness, frequency response and stereo image, similar to other commercially available CDs in the genre. The CD-master, which is eventually made, also has the correct sequence, codes, fade-ins/outs and CD-text, so that it can be used immediately for the production of the final CD

Artistic

  • Any artistic enhancements regarding the mix are made in cooperation, or upon agreement with the band. For example the use of samples, various effects such as delays, pitch effects, chorus and artistic automation of various mix settings. Creating intros and / or outros is also part of these final enhancements to make an awesome mix.

Formats / Exchange

  • Mastered songs can be delivered in any format required. Most common is a 44.1kHz, 16bit. This is the standard CD format. Mp3 formats can be delivered for online use. High quality files at 48kHz or higher and bitrates 24bit or higher can be supplied for further editing. The mastered songs will also be provided in Mp3 format (highest quality), for customer approval. The benefit of a mastered song is that it can directly be benchmarked with commercially available CDs from the genre. Un-mastered references are not available and un-mastered mix downs are therefore difficult to compare. Another benefit is that there is no uncertainty about the effect of the final mastering.
  • In case adjustments are required, these will be handled by the studio, or upon request, together with the customer.
  • For final approval, all songs will be put online for a final check.